Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe for Home Cooks

For many years, the secret formula for KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken existed only in Colonel Saunders head. Today, the recipe is still a closely guarded secret. The formula was developed in the 1930’s at the Colonel’s restaurant, Court & Cafe, and it was there that his secret mixture of ll herbs and spices first drew public attention. It’s no surprise that it’s popularity spread throughout the world.

Naturally, many chefs and home cooks have tried to duplicate the secret recipe with varying degrees of success, but this mock recipes comes very close. While it does require a lot of ingredients – after all, there are 11 secret herbs and spices – it does manage to produce the authentic taste of KFC at a fraction of the cost, and without leaving home. With the crisp, flavorful coating and the tender, juicy inside, this Kentucky Fried Chicken comes from the home kitchen and not from the fast food restaurant,

The next time there’s a need to satisfy a craving of KFC, try this recipe at home. It not only pleases the palate, but impresses family and friends alike. It makes a great dish for parties and picnics too, or take it to a potluck supper. Everyone will enjoy the authentic taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken. You might have trouble convincing them you made it yourself.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe


  • 1 chicken cut into frying pieces
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sage
  • 1 teaspoon powdered dry ginger
  • 1 tablespoon crushed rosemary
  • 1 pack of tomato soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon crushed Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sweet marjoram
  • 3/8 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon of dry minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon crushed wild thyme
  • 2 tablespoon of garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoon of powdered chicken soup bouillon
  • 2 tablespoon of onion salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, blended well with secret herbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. of milk


Put all dry ingredients except flour (everything listed above flour in Ingredients list) in a bowl and mix very well, or use a blender for about 1 minute.
In a separate bowl, combine eggs and milk. Beat until smooth.
Add the dry mixture to the beaten eggs and stir well until mixed thoroughly.
Put the flour in a separate bowl or a sheet pan.
Dip the chicken pieces into the herbs and spices batter mixture then roll in the flour until coated completely.
Place the chicken in a pressure cooker, or in a skillet with oil at 365 degrees, and fry about 20 minutes. Turn them occasionally to cook evenly until done and golden brown.
Drain the pieces on paper towels and serve warm.

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